The young Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, knows a thing or two about terrorism. She was shot in her head by terrorist back in 2012 because she insisted on going to school. So when she said Donald Trump’s call to “ban all Muslims” from entering the United States is “tragic” and would lead to more terrorism, I think her words should be taken seriously.
“Well, that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others,” Yousafzai told the AFP news service.
In a separate interview with the UK’s Channel 4, she argued Trump’s comments aren’t just tragic but dangerous:
I can just highlight one thing. The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create.
So it’s important that whatever politicians say, whatever the media say, they should be really, really careful about it. If your intention is to stop terrorism, do not try to blame the whole population of Muslims for it because it cannot stop terrorism. It will radicalize more terrorists.